The Hills councillors on Tuesday unanimously supported mayor Michelle Byrne’s motion to accept $1.25 million from Transport for NSW this financial year to build a free commuter car park for 178 vehicles at the Torrs Street/Windsor Road intersection, Baulkham Hills.
Cr Byrne and Baulkham Hills state MP David Elliott have been calling on the NSW government since last year to turn this vacant block of Roads and Maritime Services-owned land into a commuter car park.
Under the new plan, the council will enter into a five-year agreement with the RMS to lease the land for the car park at an annual indexed cost of $12,000, with a two-year option for extension. The council will install and pay for lighting.
The site was previously being used as an M2 construction and maintenance depot. The new car park could be done by October.